Coast Guard searching for possible missing kayaker

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing kayaker in the St. Johns River Sunday evening.

A member of Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville observed a person fishing in a yellow kayak at approximately 2 p.m. today near Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville. Approximately an hour later, the Coast Guard member observed the same kayak overturned with no one in or around it.

Coast Guard Station Mayport, Fla., immediately launched two boats to search for the possible missing fisherman. A Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Savannah, Ga., and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has also searched.

A baited fishing pole and soft cooler with alcohol inside was found inside the kayak.

If anyone has any additional information about the possible missing kayaker they are asked to call Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville at 904-564-7511.

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